Illy was founded by Italian Francesco Illy, in 1933 after world war 1. Illy invented the Illetta, a team-based automatic coffee machine which later evolved to become the express machines today. At present days, Illy is best known for its espresso machines with classy yet retro look.
Illy’s coffee machines are targeted at the upper market, and you will get what you pay for. Illy products are durable, intuitive in usability and so finely crafted to the extend that they could serve the secondary purpose of being the decorative objects for your kitchen.